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Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
for the holidays. on the agenda a massive defense bill and a farm bill but perhaps the most significant issue is the budget, to avoid a deal like last october. >>> car pileups and massive flight delays. the national weather service is predicting another massive storm from washington, d.c. to boston tomorrow. >>> detroit's troubles are having a ripple effect across the country. its bankruptcy case sets a precedent how cities going through the same process handle its economic woes. the city of stockton in northern are california owes more than a billion dollars to its creditors. has few options. melissa chan has the story. >> in the back of their minds a not so merry prospect. as a retired city worker of bankrupt stockton his pension is in peril. >> they don't have any real concern about what happens to the people, their families that lose their medical care. and if we lose our pension, then i'll probably lose my house. >> in the era of boom before the financial crisis bust, stockton made some costly mistakes. over building and investing in pricey city projects including a sta
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
the ground. defense secretary chuck hagel ordered the military to transport troops into burundi to central african republic, pentagon officials say they believe immediate action is necessary to avert a humanitarian tragedy. france says it will start disarming fighters and if necessary they will do it by force. nazalie mushari takes us to the capital, bu bangui. >> he says he's just a local businessman. the french intervene ordering people to move away. they arrest the muslim man, taking him away. in another suburb of the city, a man is carried to safety. he's been stabbed. locals him of being part of antibalica, a maintain christian group. >> translator: we found this man walking, he had two grenades. we asked him where he was from, he couldn't tell us. he wanted to blow up the gren easdz. >> there are thousands of -- gregrenaregrenades. >> told to move away from the vehicle. french soldiers here say that they found weapons and grenades inside the cars of these men. their cars have been confiscated, you can see they have been arrested, hands tied behind their backs and phones taken
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 2:00pm EST
. tensions rising in east asia where south korea has declared its own air defense zone. >>> south africa begins its farewell to legendary freedom fighter nelson mandela with a day of prayer and reflection. >>> and brace yourself. scenes like this are happening across the country today. >>> increasing tensions in asia, south korea has declared an expanded air defense zone that overlaps with once announced last month by china. it includes a strategic area disputed by the two countries. al jazeera's terry faucet reports. >> it may be about lines in the air but extend over land and sea. this is what south korea called the submerged rocky reef with a scientific research station and under the very obvious de facto control. the strategic waters and rocks are claimed by beijing and seoul as part of their exclusive economic zones. now south korea has asserted its rights in the air above. >> translator: the new korean air space defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight information region, which does not overlap with neighboring countries. this mod
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
of the capitol. attackers swarmed the minister of defense, the well guarded building, there are check points at most of the roads that lead to this area. they charmed the gate, and then it was split into two groups one went to the military hospital, the other went to the ministry of defense building. there were sounds of explosions. this is what happened. they managed to get where some of the biggest on the ground. president is seen here meeting with top military commanders. and his government is accused of failing to restorieses ability to a country beset by violence and poverty. there's been no claim of responsibility. launched many attacks killing scores of soldiers. the u.s. has intensified drone operations in yemen. killing many al quaida commanders with tough group remains active in the south, where it enjoys tribal protection. there's been a large explosion. opposite national oil company headquarters. the company in central nigeria, all attackers opposite the oil company went up in flames. not clear at this stage where there are any casualties. >> gunman have shot dun an
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 11:00am EST
declared its own defense zone. >>> around the world, remembering nelson mandela. brace yourself. things like this are happening across the country today. >> increasing tensions in asia, south korea has declared an expanded air defense zone. one announced by china last month. al jazeera's hear faucett reports. >> south korea's announcement may be about invisible lines in the air but they extend to areas of land and sea. a submerged rocky reef, under its very obvious de facto control. these strategic waters and rocks are claimed by beijing and seoul as part of their exclusive economic zones. now south korea has asserted its rights above. >> the new korean air space defense accommodation zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight region. does not overlap with neighboring countries. over i.odo's waters. >> seoul's move comes two weeks after china's zone of south korea and japan. the new zone extends larger into the larger chinese one and also of that and japan. requiring foreign aircraft to identify themselves,. >> translator: we believe this will not significantly impac
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 5:00am EST
army and act like an army but not a real army and they are from japan self-defense exercise earlier this year. under japan constitution they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor china asserting itself international questions are asked if japan should rethink the role of its armed forces. and china's declaration this week of an air defense zone over the east china sea is making that discussion all the more urgent. japan's prime minister has been pushing nps all year to change the constitution. long-term defense guidelines will be introduced in december and a national security council will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope his visit will herald a new stage in japan's relationship with the u.s. especially since china's announcement of the air defense zone. >> translator: the united states took action against the behavior and could make our relationship closer and might help the kind of relationship that is fit for true allies. >> reporter: the timing of the visit really could not have come at a more opportune for tokyo and forcing a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
defense zone. the u.s. recently feel two military planes through the zone without first notifying the chinese. >>> there must be something about the seahawk football going very well when it's going to snow in seattle because that's what we are getting right now. a little bit much snow working its way down south towards the seattle area not quite to the playing field yet, but that little bit of snow is not leaving a lot in the way of accumulation. but what it is a sign of: arctic air. it is blasting out of the tra frazier valley into the city of bellingham, the northern border of canada and right on washington/canada border. we will see the snow band gradually fall apart. the cold air will change the whole weather story for much of the west coast and moving into the mid atlantic gradually through the end of the week. right now, temperatures and a cold 27 for spokane, seattle has dropped down to 35 degrees. >> that's 11 degrees cooler now than it was at the same hour last night. other temperatures dropping 15 degrees cooler for spokane. the cold air not quite to salt lake city yet. the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
lit on fire near the west bank and burned. that was the major component of it. here now defense attorneys say that was not a fair trial. they wanted that to change. they went to appellate court and that was overturned. we're seeing essentially a completely different trial. we're seeing different evidence and nothing from those other officers will be admitted in this trial. this is a major civil rights case and nationally known after hurricane katrina. they thought they had closure. now they know that they don't. >> that has to be true of the glover team. we've just seen those pictures. bell he continue to see that. thank you. >> the obama administration said it has met it's deadline to fix the healthcare.gov website. the administration promised all would be well in november. we will gather to the white house with more details, mike, this was a big deadline for the administration. are all the problems with the website solved? >> reporter: they aren't all solved but they say its like night and day after that disastrous launch of octobe october 1st. they cite certain benchmarks, ce
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 2:00am EST
rites. >> translation: the new korean air space defense zone is modified to be in line, including air space over the waters. >> seoul's move comes two weeks after china's extension of its zone encroaching on those of south korea and japan. it extends deeper and overlaps that of japan. the government in sole won't impose of new rules, requiring foreign aircraft, allowing for consultation with neighbours. >> we believe it will not significantly impact the relationship with china and japan, as we try to work for peace and cooperation in north-east asia. >> south korea's president discussed the plans with u.s. vice president joe biden. the u.s. state department declared itself on the same page as seoul. an extended zone will have nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction. >> south korea no longer wanted to extent the zone. one part of the east china sea has three overlapping zones. the coming days could allow for talks on how to managing a complex state of affairs and could set the stage for what no one wants, an accidental conflict in increasingly contested skies. >> this is the first tim
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 1:00pm EST
you very much for joining us. >>> now south korea has announced an expansion of the air defense zone overlapping a similar area recently declared by beijing. the expanded air space takes in two islands and other disputed territorie territories. we have more from seoul. >> reporter: south korea's announcement may be about invisible lines in the air, but they're over disputed areas of land and see. this is a submerged rocky reef with a scientific research station and under its very obvious de facto control. these strategic waters and rocks are claimed by beijing and seoul as part of the exclusive economic zones. now south korea has asserted its right in the air above. >> translator: the new korean air space defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight information region, which does not overlap with neighboring countries. this zone increases air space over the waters. >> reporter: seoul's move is two weeks after china's surprise extension of the air defense identification zone encroaching on those of south korea and japan. the new korean zone ext
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 10:00am EST
china's defense zone. i'm barbara sara in london, hundreds of thousands of ucrannians, surrounded by lines of riot police. and keeping an eye on grandma. it is sweden's elderly. >>> and coming up in sports. did you miss that? the 50th anniversary of the instant replay. coming up a little bit later. >>> hello. france says calm has now returned to the capital of central african republic. french soldiers are pressing deeper into the country. thousands more international soldiers are on their way. in the african union has 2500 personnel there. now with the au, is bringing its force to 6,000. french troops had already committed 12 soldiers. that brings its total to 2500. france president francois lowland. >> who let things happen. >> has the report on the situation in the capitol ban gui. you may find some images in this report disturbing. >> french soldiers on foot patrol in banghi. welcomed by many. they are here to reassure people enough to open up shops. but at the moment, there's no food or medicine. but there's little the french can do about the growing sectarian violence between
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
defense zone. it follows a move by china. the south ean and chinese areas overlap. japan says they'll talk with their neighbours about access. >> it's a direct response to china's extension of its air zone. that extension overlaps seen's air defense zone and pertinently japan's one. china and japan over the island. that's an area includeing a reef. there is a south korean scientific research station built on that, it has a helipad on it and is under de facto south korean control. because of an accident in history when the americans drew the air defense zone, it didn't include that area or two other south korean islands which are not under dispute. this is an opportunity for south korea to right what many are surprised to see was the current situation and extend its own zone further south, allowing an ease of the military operation. the seen government making it clear that it is doing things in a different way to beijing, saying it consulting with its neighbours and with the u.s. >> the french president issued a veiled warning to the pvt central african republic. francis hollande said
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
air defense zone which overlaps with the one last month that zone is one that is disputte diy the countries. >> south korea ma dispute may be about invisible lines on land. the strategic waters and rocks are claimed by beijing and seoul as part of their ex-clu exclusie economic zones. now south africa has asserted their rights from above. the new korean airspace defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight region this modified zone increased the air zone over the waters. waters. seoul's move comes two weeks after china's air defense identification zone encroaching on korea a and japan. the government of seoul say they won't enforce the rules until december 18th. we don't believe this will impact the ro relationship with china florida anchina and japan. southeast asichina which releasf militaryicmilitary excises exerl stay in communication with seoul. china's actions last month have given them a chance to do that. it leaves one part of the east china sea with three overlapping zones. the coming days could allow for talks on how to manage a c
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 3:00am EST
their own zone. a large part of it overlambs the japan zone and south korea has an air defense zone. its boundary is being moved, including islands and submerged reefs, one disputed by china. the latest from south korea and china. rob mcbride is in budget, and harry fawcett is in seoul. is this a tit for tat move? why have they done this? >> well, certainly it's a very direct response to what china did on november the 23rd by extending their zone into the east china sea. a lot of the attention on that surrounded the islands claimed by japan and china. the e.u. in china. as well as that, it did enroach on the existing south korean air defense zone and south korea has wanted to extend its own zone to cover two of its islands that were not included when the original zone was drawn up in 1951 by the americans, and there's a submerged reef and that falls under the new zone which extends 150km or more korean peninsula. that has south korean scientific research station and helipad on it. it's in a strategically important part of the waters and south korea's own military aircraft operate wi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 2:00am EST
minnesota. >> sea expands the air defense zone, adding zones towards china and japan. >> a new wrinkle when plying for l healthcare. how you apply could matter. >> people all around the world continue to pay tribute to nelson mandela. you are looking at live pictures early sunday morning. there they are, inside the church where they are preparing to bury the african father. >>>. >>> south africa begins a week of mourning for nelson mandela. nick schifrin has more from johannesburg. >> it's well into sunday morning. there's a few dye hards to my left on the street. this street played a huge part in nelson mandela's life and in the part of apartheid. so many came out to honour his struggles. >> this street hosted apartheid's battle. outside nelson mandela's old house the bands played songs. ice-cream sellers hocked in two languages. >> and in a quiet corner this man thanked nelson mandela by teaching a different fight. he was a champ. now he coaches kids to box, because nelson mandela asked him. >> it's healthy. he said i must do this job. that's why i gave my life to the childre
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am EST
news hour live from london. coming up, dozens killed in an attack on the defense ministry in yemen. >> a call for stability from tie land's king on his 86th burt day. >> claims the u.s. government gathers 5 billion records a day on mobile phone locations. >> the united nations secure council is due to vote this hour on how to deal with the escalating crisis in the central african republic. heavy fighting has broken out in the capital between muslim fighters and christians who support the ousted president. aljazeera has seen at least 25 bodies inside hospital. when rebels took over, they plunged into this situation. >> the forces say they are very much in control of the capital now and they are spaced just outside the main hospital here where the injured and dead are brought. the fighters have told us that more than a thousand militia, the vigilantes, mainly christian militia carried out the attacks this morning have been killed or run away. let's just take a look inside the hospital. you can see the injured people who are being, many mainly by doctors without borders. we have seen
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 4:00pm EST
prey and reflection. >> south korea expands its air defense zone raising tensions in asia >> and the heartland takes a hit from storms. today it's headed for the east coast [ ♪ music ] >> remembering nelson mandela. today was a day of national reflection. there was no bigger church or congregation than the people at the catholic church in south africa. [ singing ] >> the sounds of soweto, of a nation on what is not just another sunday. [ singing ] >> the congregation of the biggest catholic church in this largely christian country celebrates nelson mandela in song and prayer. similar services in all faiths are held across south africa in a day of reflection. >> we gather here to thank god for his life. we thank god for the blessing he bestowed on this world through the life of madiba. >> this church holds a special place in the history of antiapartheid movement. it was a sanctuary for protesters, sometimes violated by the police. >> so why do you think police threw tear gas inside the church to get them out. it was very bad. >> father sebastian shows us the bullet holds from th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am EST
american detained in in cuba. >>> plus the white house prepares a new defense of the affordable care act. the president is set to speak a few hours from now. ♪ >>> we have breaking news to report to you out of detroit. the judge in the bankruptcy filing there that was ruling on the edgeablety has ruled that detroit can proceed with its bankruptcy filings. let's go straight to our reporter in report. bisi onile-ere. bisi, the judge has made the ruling. what is at steak here? >> reporter: there are a number of things at steak. retiree pensions are on the line. these are checks that people depend on every month. and masterpieces at the detroit institutes of art could be auctioned off to help get the city back on financial footing. this hearing has been going on for about an hour now. and the judge put together a 180-page report detailing his decision to declare the city bankrupt. as you can see behind me there are about 60-plus protesters that are opposed to this bankruptcy. they have been out here chanting, no justice, no peace, and no bankruptcy. and they have been doing this for the pa
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am EST
of gambling and drug taking. as well as being the views chairperson of the defense economics, a power of the body in north korea, he was, to some degree, very key in the relationship with china, setting up economic zones and dealing with those zones in partnership with the chinese. perhaps there's a connection there that he got too big for his boots. all that he'd done in the area that displeased the regime. it was a significant dismissal. it could mean that kim jong un is gathering power. this could be the final gasp of the kim jong il, a figure dismissed from his post. >> forces have taken control of an up to on the lebanese border. the syrian army controls the south-west of the alnab, between homs and damascus. fighting goes on and rebels control eastern parts of the town. civilians have been trying to escape the violence. andrew simmons sent us this report from there. >> this is the only way out for syrian refugees escaping the battle. the slow down in the trail of those crossing the boarder is because of the increase in fighting. these women are the latest arrivals. in shoc
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 2:00am EST
japan. both claim a group of islands. china declared its air defense zone includes the air space over them. biden made it clear that the dispute is an international concern. >> we, the united states, are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. >> before joe biden arrived defense officials issued a statement reaffirming china's claim on the area. >> protesters in thailand are cleaning up the mess from demonstrations. helping to tidy the street before the king's birthday. demonstrators would suspend their protest out of respect for the king, but would resume after ceremonies honouring him. they want the prime minister to resign. >>> protesters in ukraine are threatening to tighten the blockade around government buildings. they are occupying a key plaza in the capital. the demonstrators are persisting after a no confidence vote in the current government failed. we have this report from kiev. >> this was the day when the crowds marched from independence square to ukraine's parliament. this is what stopped them. if the protesters thought
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
from japan's self defense force on training exercise earlier this year. but under japan's constitution, they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor, china, asserting itself internationally, though, questions are being asked whether japan should rethink the role of its armed forces and china's declaration this week of an air defense zone over the east china sea is making that discussion all the more urgent. japan's hawkish prime minister has been pushing mps all year to change the pass fist constitution. long-term defense guidelines will be introduced in december and a national security counsel will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will the herald al new stage in japan's relationship with the u.s. especially since china's announcement of its air defense zone. >> the united states took very firm action against china's reckless behavior. this could make our relationships closer. it might help establish the kind of relationship that is fit. >> the timing of biden's visit couldn't have come at a more opportune ti
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am EST
declaration this week in an air defense zone over the east china sea is making the discussion urgent. >> japan's hawkish prime minister shinzo abe has been pushing mps to change the passivist constitution. long-term guidelines will be introduced in december and a security council will meet after joe biden's visit. some hope it will herald a new stage in joe biden's visit >> translation: the united states took action against china's reckless behaviour. it could make our relationship closer, establishing the relationship fit for true allies. >> the timing couldn't come at a more opportune time. some say it is pushing existing barriers. >> translation: until recently china did not possess the capability to challenge the status quo. in recent years the military has grown in power, which i think is why china challenges the order. the challenges in the china sea is an example. >> the challenge is how to play their hand as china gives out mixed signals over the air defense zone. >> chinese media said japan was the main target. the country's defence minister stated it is neither a no-fly zon
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
. when does it change to rain? timing. >> thanks, rebecca. defense secretary chuck hagel will be in pakistan tomorrow. he plans to discuss security threats with the prime minister. the visit is part of a six-day trip to the middle east. he met with troops in afghantan and spoke in bahrain about keeping soles in that region. >> it is acknowledged the uncle of kim jung il has been thrown out of. he had been accused of corruption and drug abuse. his removal is the biggest political change since the death of kim jung il. some worry it could cause instability inside the government. >> meanwhile, south korea declared its expanding its air defense zone. it overlaps with boarders claimed by china and japan. more on how beijing and tokyo are vying for territory. >> south korea's maybe over invisible lines in the air. this is what south korea calls yodo, a submerged rocky reef. hold /* home on a scientific research foundation claimed as part of their exclusive economic zones. now south korea has asserted its rights in the air above. >> the new korean air space defense identification zone has
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
to selling defense systems to u.s. allies. chuck hagel says that despite the deal with iran, the country poses threats not addressed by the nuclear agreement. >> no strategy is risk free. our emphasis on diplomatic tools should not be misinterpreted. we now the policy cannot operate in a vacuum. our success will hinge on america's military power and the credibility and assurances to our allies, partners in the middle east, that we will use it. hagel made the comments while addressing lead areas. >> six suspects are in police custody, aconfused of stealing radioactive material. the men are being interrogated by the police to see if they played a part in the role of stealing the cobalt 60. most the material was covered. the suspects from treated and released from the hospital yesterday they tested negative for radioactive poisoning. >> a treacherous storm moving through the midsection. u.s., a band of ice, snow and freezing temperatures stretches from the texas border north-east of the ohio valley. millions are hungering down. they are expected to last throughout the weekend. texas
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
expanded the air defense zones to include the islands. both powers have a stake in preserving international security. >> china's recent announcement of the establishment of the air defense zone has caused significant apprehension management region. i was firm in my conversations with the president. >> a pact between the two powers is vital for the asian pacific. he's heading to see yes, the final stop on his far east trip. >> up to 5 billion cell phones are being tracked based on leaks from former n.s.a. contractors, and interviews with u.s. intelligence officials. >> the report said the n.s.a. can pin down the location of a cell phone and map out relationships from them. the spy agency say it does not target the whereabouts of phones in the u.s. the n.s.a. confirmed it gathers information about americans insidently. >> a scam was discovered by trust wave. militias viruses were sent to thousands of users. it tracked credential. users of facebook, yahoo twitter could be affected. 16,000 accounts were hacked that use 123456. >> anarchy in argentina, why police refuse to put a st
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
, chinese defense officials issued a statement reaffirming the military claim on the area. >> protesters in thailand are cleaning up the mess, hoping to tidy up the streets. a leader said demonstrations would be suspended out of respect for the king, but would resume for the ceremony honouring him. they want the prime minister to resign. >>> it's music to their ears, professional musicians getting health insurance for the first time. why some are jumping on the obamacare bandwagon. >>> a new way to plan for the golder years. 401k advisors with a different domestic philosophy. >> and one of the most chaotic places on earth. you are looking live at the christmas tree in new york city. the tree will be lit tonight. tÑ >>> you're waking up to a live look at denver international airport where the snow is falling and more is on the way. >> good morning to you and welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. the possible pitfalls in what is a popular way to save for retirement. first, let's check out what the temperatures are doing across the nation. meteorologist nic
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
assistance program, or snap, and the defense bill. the national defense authorization act. and budget negotiations, stephanie. this is one that everyone is watching. because the last time congress couldn't come to terms we saw that government shut down back in october. they would like to get some work done now to get some ground work laid, stephanie. >> a lot of important stuff to deal with and not a lot of time. libby thank you. >>> mexican authorities are searching for a stolen truck carrying extremely dangerous radioactive material. it was taken on monday. it's not clear how much of the material was in the truck or who may have stolen it. cobalt 60 is used in cancer treatments but could also be used in a dirty bomb. >>> vice president joe biden is in china, but they haven't spoken publicly about the air defense zone over the china sea. however, there was an editorial accusing the u.s. of taking japan's side. biden and the chinese president did talk about improving relations between the two countries. >>> u.s. and other nato leaders are hoping to pressure hamid karzai to sign a bila
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
rescind its air defense identification zone. specifically they called on commune to rescind it's procedures which provides a bit of democratic wiggle room. but it's an ambitious call so when vice president biden goes to beijing to meet with chinese leaders he'll have to speak to them about that and sell that proposition. >> what else will be on the agenda, if anything? >> it's important to know that this meeting has been in the works for some time. to some extent it's an effort to make up for president obama's earlier canceled trip to china and to asia, which was planned in october but had to be canceled because of the emanant government shutdown. other issues will be covered. continued recallcy transon the part of north carolina. and the air defense identification zone is just one item on a big agenda between the world's leading powers. >> what will be the perspective on this. >> they'll say 20 other countries have air defense zones including japan, that japan has repeatedly complained that chinese planes have flown into japan's air defense zone. china's logic is they should be
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
like an army. but they're not a real army. these troops are from japan's self defense force. under japan's constitution they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor china asserting itself additionally, though, questions are being asked whether japan should rethink the role of its armed forces. and china's declaration this week of an air defense zone over the east china sea is making that discussion all the more urgent. japan's hawkish prime minister shinzo abe has been pushing mps all year to change the passivist constitution, and a national security council will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will herald a new stage of japan's relationship with the usa especially after china's announcement of an air defense zone. >> the united states took firm action against china's reckless behavior. it might help the relationship that is fit for true allies. >> it could not come at a more opportune time. some observers say china is forcing a transition in the region's power balance. one that has existed since the end of world war
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 5:00am EST
meeting of his chief of security, the national security advisor and chief of defense and other security officials to investigate exactly what happened because since thousands of soldiers poured into this region around may, around six months ago there is a serious deescalation in the number of attacks in many parts of the northeast have seen some sense of normality returning but this attack shows that despite the deescalation that we have seen, boca haran has the capacity to sit down to organize and to execute attacks and clearly the question is going to be how is it possible with the presence of thousands of security personnel in the area that an air base and an airport were able to be attacked. >> thank you very much, that is al jazeera's evan live. lots more ahead on the news hour including a global trade agreement that would be a first but mike sees people go hungry in india with details and visit the center with a lifelong to afghanistan disabled workforce and in sports joe will have all the action including news of a resurgance bouncing back in the season. ♪ a russian ba
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
expected to discuss china, air defense zone claimed by both countries. u.s. planes have flown through that zone. biden will visit china and south kor korea. >>> thailand protests could escalate. one has vowed to escalate and ordered protesters to storm buildings after at least three people have died in the protests. al jazeera florence louis has more on the man leading the charge >> reporter: he is a wanted man for his role in the anti-government protests. but as he greets his supporters, the adulation is apparent. >> he is my inspiration. he brings all of us together. he says his aim is to get rid of the ousted prime minister. he wants to have what is known as the people's council. >> the people in parlorpal got bought their votes. >> toxin and proceed toxin parties have won elections since 2001. opponents deride his policies which favor the rural poor as a form of vote buying. his vision, however, has alarmed academics who see it as undemocratic. >> i think this is very unacceptable for those who study and whpractice what is called m democracy in tie land. because this proposal is l
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 4:00pm EST
miserable start after get spanked by the bears. the cowboys defense was awful, once again, giving up nearly 500 yards. now the owner was critical of the defense. well today jerry softened his stance saying he still have -- cowboys a eaglesck from the eagles in the nfc east. in fact this game is so big, live with his prime time match up. >> hey, ross, for the first time since the eastern conference finals last summer, these two are going to renew the world championship heat. and of course not only does that mean the teams with the two best records more than that they want to take the top steed in the next playoff round. ly be back later a preview, ross back to you. >> live in indianapolis, we will check on him later in the show. and ahead, how new countries create problems in the heart of pencil town. thailands prime minister defied public pressure to leave office. tÑ other 90 world leaders join the crowd in johannesburg, paying tribute to nelson mandela. hailing mandela as a giant of history, five years a the financial crisis to limit risky investments. general motors made mary boro
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
defense. all of us in this region need to unite against a nuclear program that has been a threat to this region. we have all shared this view since 1974, that we need to establish a region free from weapons of destruction in the middle east. the only regime in the middle east that has nuclear and chemical weapons, and diverts international attention from the fact that it is a violator from the mtp and international instruments on weapons of mass destruction, and a violator of the most basic human rights of the palestinians, trying to divert attention from its inhumane policies. >> many wonder what is it that prompted iran to go for the deal. under former president mahmoud ahmadinejad it was a totally different rhetoric - the west is undermining the tenants of the islamic republic of iran. suddenly there's a break through. is it because sanctions were biting into the economy or from a political perspective, architects have been undermined. it was time to show the world. >> in iran we have political elections, popular elections, and the people choose governments. they chose mahmoud ah
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 8:00pm EST
french troops. and defense secretary gave the order sunday after france's defense minister asked for the u.s. for logistical assistance. a closer look. >> this is the wig international story along with the funeral preparations and the republic is a vast country. let's take a look at it. it has a land area of 240,000 square miles and it is located smack in the middle of the continue independent, south sudan to the east, the giant democratic to the south. now to give you some idea of how big the car is, you can put spain, and porch ball and europe together, and it's bigger than they are. according to the world bank, last year, 2012 it had a population of almost 4.6 million people. two main language spoken is french. now, the c.a.r. rarely made is muse until march of this year, when they seized power from the then christian president. ruffly ten pest of the population that's a whopping 460,000 people have been displaced by the fighting approximately 1.1 million people are camped outside the capitol, and thousands of them are being sheltered. now a small regional peace keeping force that was
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
president has voiced strong opposition to the new defense zone in the east china sea. >> we are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. when he visits china tomorrow, he is also scheduled to visit south korea. a vigil was held for an american contractor who has been held in a cue want prison for four years. he was arrested while setting up internet service. he believes it was part of a u.s. plot to undermine its government, he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in jail. libby casey joins us now. good to see you, what happened today? >> allen gross' wife, judy gloss, wants to put a picture and a personality behind the scene. she wants americans and president obama to feel connected to her husband. he was doing this work as a subcontractor, for a u.s. agency, and the work was to set up internet access for the jewish community opinion he had this rally today that was atented by his wife, but also by a large representation of the jewish community. that is pushing for his release. he has lost 100-pounds and he even has more in
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
states that a security deal between the countries will be signed in a timely fashion. u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel arrived in afghanistan. the pact deals with international forces behind 2014. it was finalised after hamid karzai said he would not sign it until after elections next year. >> protesters in ukraine returned to the streets in force. the president met with russian president vladimir putin. the meeting sparked fears an economic deal may be reached and russia, furthering the distance with the european union. >> there are reports that the ukrainian leader viktor ych signed a deal with russia securing, according to reports, $17 billion worth of aid. you -- ukraine, of course, needs the money to pay its creditors. the country's reserves are running live. it's in dire economic circumstances. these reports about the deal with russia are unconfirmed. of course they spread more anger amongst the demonstrators here in independent square in central kiev because, of course, they want ukraine to go towards the european union and it was failure to sign a deal with the e.u. that
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 2:00pm EST
year in a productive note. congress has to vote on the list of issue as massive defense bill and a farm bill, but perhaps the biggest issue once again is the budget. >> the international space station turning 15 today. but at a cost of $180 billion some are wondering if the investment was worth it. shows us what life is like onboard. >> the international space station orbits 300-kilometers above the earth. 2 1/2 years after if completed if it is onboard are now focused on research, but science in space comes at a price, in this case, a hefty $150 billion for construction, and another $2 billion a year to keep it running. >> it was held with developing drugs for example, that chemical and biological reas in the absence -- and we can determine the way this takes place, and perhaps emphasize new drugs and cures for cancer, who knows. these are completely unpredictable. >> the states that combine the effort of the u.s. russian european space agencies and has been visited by astronauts from 15 different countries. but how does its cost compare to other big scientific projects? >> the la
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm EST
defense nobody is quite sure what it means but obviously there's a grave risk of some kind of accident when the chinese side and the japanese side. so the fact that joe biden has come out quite so strongly, in support of japan, should serve as a strong message to china to reflect on its actions. joe biden also said today quoting the words of his father, there's nothing worse than an intentional war than an unintentional one. and obviously that reflects again the great concerns that people have about thens thats of an accident between aircraft between different nations and what that might mean in the future should that happen. >> stephanie reporting. >> one man's claims of being racially profiled over 200 times. next on al jazeera america. reports of a police department singling out people at a convenient store p p lap weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america investigation recently revealed that for years the miami gardens police department racially profiled clients and employees of one particular convenient store. a closer look at one man that has been searched over 25
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am EST
. vice president expressed concerns over china's expansion of its air defense zone in the east china sea. he made the comments in japan, a first stop of a 3-nation tour of asia. he's due to meet shinzo abe later. biden will visit china on wednesday. tokyo and beijing are locked in a territorial dispute over a chain of islands in the aest china sea. >> a curfew has been lifted in a city. officials declared the crisis over. the standoff in september between the army and rebels from the moora national liberation front left 200 dead. >> hong kong confirmed its first case of human bird flu, a design the virus could be spreading. an indonesian woman is in critical condition in hospital after being infected with hsn9. she's a domestic worker. travelling frequently to mainland china. four people have been in close contact with her are showing signs of flu-like symptoms. >> talks in indonesia are seen as a final attempt to save a deal on global commerce and the reputation of the world trade organization. ministers arrived in bali from the start of the wto conference. if successful the agreeme
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 3:00am EST
the attacks? >> all we know is what the ministry of defense is telling us. that a few french soldiers were killed. there are a number of soldiers in bangui, but there's a contingent in the town north of the country. it's not clear where the two soldiers died. but things have been heating up between the french soldiers and seleka forces. there was fighting overnight in the city between the french and seleka. of course, the french have been coming in strongly, toughly, trying to disarm seleka forces. sometimes by force, and things have got very difficult for the french forces here. at the same time it seems particularly those in the muslim community, because they are a muslim group, have been saying to us that they feel that french action is one-sided because they have been focused on disarming seleka commanders and col nels. they feel like they've been leaving the muslim community without access. we have seen the french on patrol. the news have not stopped them going out on the streets. there are french helicopters here and in the air, and we do know that francis hollande, the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am EST
place well. i met the former president. the ministry of defense is the most important building in yemen. that's why you have the office of the president, the office of the minister of defence, and the top hierarchy of the army. this is a country that is in conflict all the time. the president has to go and talk about the situation in the north. the movement in the south, al qaeda, which has been gaining ground in the center. it's a well fortified area for us. we are the top advisors of the president. you go through tough security checks there, and it's really in a very crowded area in the very center of the town of sana. getting into that facility is almost impossible. initial reports that we are getting is that it was a coordinated attack. it was a suicide bomber targetting a gait. then fighters went through the eastern gait, and stormed the building. we were talking to officers as we speak. we are trapped and the situation is delicate. there's also a hospital there. that's where the former president was treated when he was attacked in a suicide bombing attack in the mosque. now,
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
the air defense zones to include the islands. joe biden said the two powers have a stake in preserving intersection at security. >> we are trying to build a new kind of relationship between major powers. one that is different, one that is defined by constructive cooperation, healthy competition and a shared respect for agreed been rules of the road and international norms. >> biden stressed that a pact between the two powers is vital for the asian pacific. he's set to wrap up a visit to china on thursday. >> commuter trains will roll again thursday, past a scene of the a fatal derailment. one of our journalists has this video. an investigation by the crash by the national transportation safety board is focussing on the train's engineer. it is dismissing comment from a union official who said the engineer was nodding off before the accident. >> recording 911 calls during the sandy hook shooting, al jazeera decided not to air the recordings. it revealed new information that we believe you should know. we heard seven recordings made after the first shots were fired inside sandy
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
and the protest was staged by the defense of pakistan council and alliance of religious and political parties. meanwhile vice president joe biden begins a delicate diplomatic mission today and due to arrive in japan hoping to ease tensions in the bitter dispute with china and we report. >> they look like an army, they even act like an army but they are not a real army. these troops are from japan's self-defense force on training exercise earlier this year. but under japan's constitution they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor china asserting itself internationally questions are being asked whether japan should rethink the role of the armed forces and china's declaration this week of a defense zone over the east china sea is making it all the more urgent. the prime minister has been pushing mps all year to change the path of his constitution. long-term defense guide lynn also be introduced in december and a national security council will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will harold a new relationship with the u.s. es
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
, thank you for your to him. >> thank you. >> secretary of defense arrived in afghanistan today to visit troops. u.s. and afghanistan are on a stand still with a security pact. hamid karzai said he won't sign the agreement until after election. hagel did address the issue. >> the minister of defense assured me that the b.s.a. would be signed. >> the defense ministers will meet in february on afghanistan. >> mark morgan is here with the supports headlines. the college football regular season is almost over. >> i got the sense you want an upset tonight. >> i always root for the underdog, no matter what. >> stay tuned. we're going to see what happens tonight, how this plays out. the task is clear, a win for each team tonight and they will square off in the b.c.s. title game january 6. the seminoles are heavy favorites to beat duke in the a.c.c. championship became and ohio state is expected to have a tougher time in the big 10 title game, thes buckeyes taking on 1-loss michigan state. a loss by either would open the door for others to slide in the national title game. >> robinson cano is bo
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
about what is a stand your ground defense. in the george zimmerman case the stand your ground defense was not used. there was a preliminary hearing available if the defense was used to throw the charges out. and as you know, i am sure you followed it it was not used in that case. it's hard to put a finger on the statistics as to how much it was used as a defense. >> it will be interesting to see what prosecutors do in this case. >> now to the release of the 911 calls from the sandy hook elementary school. we spent a lot of time discussing whether to play them. we decided not to play them. we feel there is new information from the recordings that you should know and randall pinkston has that. >> the phones in the newtown police emergency services were ringing off the hook. i heard seven calls that came in after the first shots were fired in sandy hook elementary school. at about 9:35 a flightened woman reached the dispatcher saying she was inside the school building and glimpsed someone running down the hallway with a gun: >> there was a phone call from a school teacher holed up in a c
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
china sea and south korea is expanding air defense zone and the boundarys there overlap a zone by china and the move is raising tensions in the region. >> reporter: the announcement may be about invisible lines in the air but extend over disputed areas of land and sea. this is what south korea calls yodo a rocky reef by the station and under the de facto control and they are claimed by beijing and seoul and south korea asserted rights in the air above. >> translator: the new korean air space defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight information region which does not overlap with neighboring countries and includes air space over the waters. >> reporter: the move is two weeks after the surprise extension of the air defense zone encroaching on those of south korea and japan and extends deeper in the chinese one and also overlaps that of japan. the government won't impose the rules and wants film to identify themselves until december 15 allowing for consultation with neighbors. >> translator: we believe this will not necessarily impact our r
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm EST
has arrived in chijapan a few years ago. he will speak with leaders about a chinese air defense zone over islands claimed by both countries. u.s. planes have flown through that zone. biden will visit china and south korea. now, to two countries in the midst of real political crises right now, we begin in thailand where an opposition leader vowed to escalate his campaign to topple the government. police spent another day battling with anti--government protesters in front of government buildings in bangkok. the demonstrations raised new fears that instability in one of asia's largest economies. wayne hay has more now from the capitol. >> a battle is being waged on two fronts, anti-government protesters are trying to enter the office of the prime minister and the bangkok police. this time, a rubbish truck was used to try to bake through the barriers erected by the police. it and it's okay pants were 40sed into a quick retreat. tear gas spewing from the cab. it seems some people on the streets are willing to go to extremes to achieve their goal. they want the government and the prime min
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 5:00am EST
telling the u.s. vice president that his air defense zone in the east china sea is within international law. joe biden is in budget, having talks before heading to sea. washingt washington is refusing to recognise the zone. china wants everyone to tell them flight plans when they fly through it. robert mcbride is in hong kong. >> as joe biden wrapped up a difficult and sometimes tense visit to china, it was the issue that wouldn't go away. the controversy over the air defence zone. joe biden said it was causing comprehension among joe biden's neighbours, reiterating a supposition position that they were opposed to it. he revealed in talks with yingluck shinawatra, when it came to the issue, despite the smiles and friendship that exists between the two men, he was direct in putting forward america's position. china fired back in this verbal war of words, with a comment from the foreign ministry when they said they were straight forward in outlining china's position and it was within international law for china to adopt the zone. until the end of the visit the issue dominate
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
controversy. >> this is the first time, u.s. secretary of defense chuck hagel came for talks with noa sharif. including the u.s. raid in which osama bin laden was captured and killed. >> this is not a one off trip. this is part of a series of high level meetings between washington and islamabad, secretary kerry was here previously and the fact that these high level officials are going and coming means that both countries give this relationship a great deal of importance. >> that's clearly the case. but equally clear is how the u.s.'s drone program remains a divisive issue. in a statement from sharif's office, what h he considered the program counterproductive to efforts to combat terrorism and extremism. hagel's visit takes place during protests of antidrone activists. 92nd cargo leaving afghanistan through pakistan. sharif's government opposes the drone program. >> they create a lot of anger and therefore put a lot of pressure on the government which in turn puts pressure on washington. >> hagel is the first high ranking u.s. official to meet general ruhil sharif. discussing the defense rel
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